OBA Annual General Meeting & Conference

Friday, November 15, 2019 to Saturday, November 16, 2019

Plan Now to Attend

This year's learning-rich Conference will take place at the Holiday Inn Burlington Hotel & Conference Centre.

As usual, the progam has a strong education & training component, that enhances beekeeper knowledge and improves best management practices for experienced beekeepers and newbees alike.

UPDATED! See Conference Program

More than 20 Vendors in our Tradeshow - a veritable Who's Who of Suppliers to the Industry - from old favourites to brand new faces. 
Bring your shopping list and bee ready for 2020!
See the List of Vendors.

          Register to Attend  Early Bird Pricing in effect until Saturday, November 9th, after that you can pre-register OR drop into the Conference at the Walk-in rate, space permitting. 

No banquet option for Walk-ins.

Phone us! 905 636-0661 (Kim ext 1, Lorna ext 2) and we'll set you up over the phone. (note, we'll be out of the office at the Conference starting on Wednesday afternoon).


Notice of Annual General Meeting

The Annual General Meeting (AGM) of Members of the Ontario Beekeepers’ Association
will take place
Friday, November 15, 2019 at the Holiday Inn Burlington Hotel & Conference Centre
3063 South Service Road, Burlington, ON  L7N 3E9  | 905 639-4443   
as part of the OBA’s Fall Conference. 

The meeting will begin at 1:15 pm.

Note that proposed Constitution & Bylaw changes will be presented for Member approval.


 Proposed Resolutions & Nominations to OBA Board of Directors


See Notice of Annual General Meeting & Call for Nominations and Resolutions

See Proposed Constitution & By-law Changes



OBA Annual General Meeting and Fall Conference 2019 
Friday, November 15 and Saturday, November 16
Burlington, ON

Extensive pre-conference events take place Thursday, most of them FREE!

See the full Conference Program and Registration form above, and Hotel booking information below. 

Call the OBA Membership Office to register quickly and easily by phone by Wednesday: 905 636-0661.

Early Bird registration deadline is Friday, November 8th - Register early and $ave.
Note, members' companions, family and staff all qualify for the member rate,
when registering at the same time. 
After that, register onsite at Walk-in rates. 

Thursday Highlights

Advanced Integrated Pest Management Workshop,
offered by OBA's Tech-Transfer Program. Register here

Interested in applying for grant funding? Consider the Bee Biosecurity Workshop  (Free but please pre-register) or the Workshop on How to Get Special Beekeeper Cost Share Funding, up to $3500 (Free, Drop In)

Honeyland, a private screening of this documentary that's got a lot of international buzz, on Thursday night, also free (donations to OBA's BeeCause program that supports OBA's Advocacy work gratefully accepted).

Friday and Saturday Highlights

Queen Banking, and Breeding Drones, keynote presentations by Andrée Rousseau

Honey Fraud, a global problem with local impact, Rod Scarlett, Canadian Honey Council

Spotlight on Local Beekeepers with presentations on Breeding City Queens and Dare 2 Dream Big - learn from your colleagues generously sharing their insights

Social Media tips and tricks to leverage Foodland Ontario's extensive advertising reach

1st Gen Beekeepers Panel - learn from young beekeepers on the move
and hear about junior beekeepers competing with the world.

Tick Talk, about a rapidly growing problem for beekeepers

Always popular and timely Tech-Transfer Program, Ontario Apiculture Program and HBRC updates and presentations

Local Beekeeper Association presidents (or their delegates) Round Table, Saturday afternoon after Conference close.

... and much, much more. 

Don't forget to bring your shopping list and questions - our Tradeshow hosts an awesome group of suppliers to the industry!

You can still book your room at the Holiday Inn at the group rate of only $129.
Book online: Ontario Beekeepers' Association or call: 905 639-4443
and refer to group code BEE. 


                    Register as a Vendor


There may still be a few rooms left. Book your accommodation now! A block of rooms has been reserved at a special group rate of $129 for Ontario Beekeepers - BEE. 

Holiday Inn Burlington Hotel & Conference Centre, 3063 South Service Road, Burlington, ON  L7N 3E9  | 905 639-4443   

How to Book

    • Call the Hotel's Toll Free Reservation Line, 1-888-987-4888 
      or the hotel directly at 905-639-4443 (ask for reservations) and mention Ontario Beekeepers’ Association – Block Code BEE.


Room Types Available

  • Two Queen Beds or One Queen with Double Pullout Sofa Bed: $129 (plus tax, per night).

Booking Deadline & Cancellation Policy

  • OBA block of rooms will be held until Friday, November 1st. Guestrooms are on a first come, first serve basis.  Please note: Guests that book beyond the block release date - Rates & Guestrooms are subject to availability, and surcharges may apply.
  • Guests have up until 24 hours before their scheduled date of arrival to make any changes to their reservation or a cancellation